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Budget Travel Great Bend KS

If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. This can help you save some fuel.

Sanko's Service Inc
(620) 793-8890
1600 10th St
Great Bend, KS
 
Murphy Truck Repair Inc
(620) 792-6595
P O Box 1427
Great Bend, KS
 
John Elliott Inc
(620) 793-5463
P O Box 1010
Great Bend, KS
 
Central Kansas Custom Upholstery
(620) 793-9138
2200 Main St
Great Bend, KS
 
Becker Tire & Treading
(620) 793-5414
904 Washington St
Great Bend, KS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Cole Body Shop
(620) 793-7170
76 SE 20 Rd
Great Bend, KS
 
G-B Tires Inc
(620) 792-2564
2901 10th St
Great Bend, KS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

BB&e
(620) 793-9027
188 S Hwy 281
Great Bend, KS
 
Dents Less
(620) 791-7002
5004 8th Street
Great Bend, KS
Services
Collision Repair

Transmission Exchange
(620) 793-5268
Po Box 1211
Great Bend, KS
 

Making the Most of Vehicle Fuel

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If you do travel in congested urban areas, use a laptop computer with a wireless card or other Internet-capable device to access website that provide real-time traffic information. For example, /maps.google.com/ provides real-time travel times as well as valuable information regarding construction delays and traffic incidents for most of the larger urban areas. As an alternative, tune in a local radio station that frequently relates traffic information. This news will enable you to avoid fuel-wasting traffic jams.

A fuel-economy gauge that has a video screen, such as the ScanGaugeII which provides readouts of moment-by-moment mpg, is a great aid in helping you find the driving style that delivers the best fuel economy. Incidentally, the ScanGaugeII is a favorite of “hyper-milers” who claim to get 100-plus mpg from ordinary vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

If you haven’t already noticed, none of the devices I’ve mentioned require any modification to the engine. That’s because aftermarket fuel-saver devices, in more than 100 tests by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Federal Trade Commission, have not demonstrated a significant improvement in gasoline mileage. Similarly, such well-known sources as Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Consumer Reports magazines, and even the popular “MythBusters” TV show, have come to much the same conclusions. In some cases, you may not even be purchasing an actual device, just instructions on how to build one.

Be aware that some products currently on the market can result in a failed emissions test because their use may be considered by the EPA or state agencies to require illegal tampering with the smog-control system. Others can increase emissions or cause the “CHECK ENGINE” warning to appear.

Installation of such a device could void the vehicle’s warranty or result in negotiations with the dealer if you should encounter a problem after the device has been installed. This may give the dealer reason to ...

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